Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Time: 3:50 p.m.
Location: 1030 Norwood Park Boulevard (GameStop)
The Austin Police Department (APD) Robbery Unit is requesting the community’s assistance with an ongoing robbery investigation. The incident occurred at the GameStop located at 1030 Norwood Park Boulevard at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
The suspect, described and pictured below, entered the store where he spent about 20 minutes talking with employees about ordering merchandise. While waiting for his order to be processed, the suspect quietly talked with another customer, also pictured and described below. That individual left the store immediately after the exchange at which time the suspect approached two store employees who were standing at the counter. The male gestured that he had a firearm under his sweatshirt while he demanded money. He reached into the registers and retrieved an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect may have fled in a dark, hatchback-style Mercedes.
The store employees were physically uninjured.
The suspect is described as:
- Black male
- Approximately 5’8”
- Medium build
- Estimated to be in his 30s
- Crew cut hairstyle
- Last seen wearing green printed shirt underneath grey sweatshirt with black and white lettering that reads ECKO UNLIMITED, dark-color jogger pants, black athletic shoes with white trim on the sole, and black COVID-19 mask with red lettering
Detectives are interested in speaking with this individual who was seen talking with the suspect just prior to the robbery:
- White male
- Estimated to be in his early 20s
- Last seen wearing a red hoodie, purple and white hat, dark-color pants, red shoes and multi-color COVID-19 mask
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website or use the Crime Stoppers app. All information is anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips anonymously through APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, which can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android.